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Flight Details

Pilot name:Ian Home
Glider:Gradient Montana
Date / Time:2011-03-19 14:00:00
Takeoff: Moel Famau witnessed by Chris Edwards
Landing:Mold nr rugby club SJ239647 witnessed by Matt Cook
Distance (Km) / Score:9.47 / 9.47
Max alt.(ft) and Duration:3169 51 mins
Flight track: Earth icon View or Fly in Google Earth™
Comments:Had flown across from Moel Famau t/off brow to Foel Fenlli and landed. Walked 100m to face into backing SW wind and doubted the wisdom of re-launching but went for it anyway. Small gully funnelled the first thermal (and me) straight to the summit and broke free. Floating off with the same thermal I began to eye a Dee crossing - fat chance. Quarry by Gwernaffield yielded nothing, Gwern village a blip, so it was an extended glide over Matt Cooks house to land in the floodplain field in Mold. Thanks for spotting me overhead Josh, and thanks for the lift back Matt!